Clinical Logic*

Date/Time: Monday, September 11, 2023 - 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Track: Interactive Lunch Workshop
Room: Salons A-B (4th Floor)
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Chair: Eric Wong, MD, FANA, FAAN

Co-Chair: Seward B. Rutkove, MD, FANA

Clinical Logic is the most popular Interactive Lunch Workshop session in ANA where junior neurologists can learn from expert neurologists in the diagnosis of rare neurologic disorders or unusual presentation of common neurologic diseases. This year, we will have 4 senior neurologists from Emory, Harvard, Penn and UCSF. They will discuss cases in neuro-ophthalmology, neurovascular disease, neuromuscular disorder, as well as delirium and dementia. Traditionally, the logic behind a neurologist’s diagnosis begins with history and the formulation of a number of differential diagnoses. The neurologic examination provides localization of the disease process, or a lack of it. This cognitive process helps to eliminate some of the differential diagnoses. Diagnostic tests will narrow down the differential diagnoses further so that the neurologist can arrive at the most likely diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Advances in diagnostic tests and neuroimaging have enabled neurologists to do just that and future AI software may also help.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the logic of arriving at a neurologic diagnosis.
  • Learn the pitfalls of erroneous neurologic diagnoses.
  • Differentiate between logic vs. intuition.

Case Presentations by: 
  • Seward B. Rutkove, MD, FANA
  • S. Andrew Josephson, MD, FANA
  • Sharon Lewis, MD 
  • Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FANA